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Daily Noon Briefing Highlights: Syria

26 Mar 2021


Idleb, Syria (January 2020). © HFO project

Daily Noon Briefing Highlights – 26 March 2021


The fifth European Union (EU)–United Nations (UN) Brussels conference on “Supporting the Future of Syria and the Region” will take place on 29 and 30 March. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it will be held in a virtual format.

The event aims to renew and strengthen the international community’s political, financial and humanitarian commitments to support the Syrian people, the neighbouring countries and the communities most affected.

The UN Secretary-General will deliver a video message at the opening segment of the ministerial-level conference starting at 1 p.m. CET/8 a.m. EST on 30 March.

The UN will also be represented by Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator Mark Lowcock, Special Envoy for Syria Geir Pedersen, UN Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator Achim Steiner and UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi.

The Ministerial day for the conference on 30 March, with pledging, will be livestreamed on the EU’s website.

The event will also be live-streamed on the OCHA Facebook page.